Losing Mother

Losing a mother is a significant loss that we all will experience.  My Mom went to heaven May 18th, 2005 and as I approach the anniversary of her death as well as Mother’s Day I am  sad that she is gone and I am reminiscent over what a wonderful Mom she was.  When I sit quietly with my eyes closed I can smell her favorite perfume (which was Opium) and I can see her smile and almost feel her soft hands.

I don’t cry as much as I used to since she died rather I remember her love of the written word, her adoration of animals and her witty sense of humor.  She taught me to be strong, independent and to be a good steward in my community.  She encouraged me to follow my dreams and to stand up for what I believed.  So even though my mother isn’t here physically she is with me everyday.

If your mother has passed recently, you most likely still feel the ache and great sadness of your loss – that hole in your heart that you think will never be filled.  But Sunday is for honoring mother.  Honor your mother in spirit and honor mother’s still with us.

If you are a mother who has lost a child, remember you will always be a mother and even if your spirit is broken from your loss, your child’s memory with be honored and remembered always.

To My Mother by Robert Louis Stevenson
You too, my mother, read my rhymes
For love of unforgotten times,
And you may chance to hear once more
The little feet along the floor.

If you find this holiday difficult, please read my “Tips to Survive Anniversaries Following A Death

“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold;
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell “Mother,”
A word that means the world to me.

~ Howard Johnson

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